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Student enrollment numbers decrease in Barry County

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

According to enrollment figures provided by district officials, a total of 6,610 students have enrolled to attend classes in Barry County this fall. The 2012-13 school year marks a nearly 1 percent decrease in student attendance over last year when the county's seven school districts welcomed 6,671 students to class.

The Cassville, Southwest and Purdy school districts reported increases in enrollment while Monett, Exeter, Wheaton and Shell Knob saw a decrease in student numbers.

The Southwest School District, the county's third largest district, experienced the largest increase in enrollment for the 2012-13 school year, increasing by over 2 percent. This fall, there were 842 students enrolled in the R-5 District, which is 17 more than at the beginning of the 2011-12 school year.

Cassville is serving 27 additional students this year. The R-4 School District's enrollment increased from 1,856 last year to 1,883 this year. The Purdy R-2 School District is also serving one extra student this year.

The Exeter School District saw the largest drop in student numbers. The R-6 School District's enrollment at the beginning of the 2011-12 school year was 363. This year's fall enrollment was 344, which is over a 5 percent decrease.

The Monett School District, the county's largest district, also saw a decrease in student numbers. This year, the district is serving 74 fewer students, and enrollment numbers decreased from 2,416 last year to 2,342 this year.

The Wheaton and Shell Knob school districts saw a 2 percent decrease in enrollment numbers this year. Wheaton dropped from 429 students last year to 419 students this year, and Shell Knob decreased from 135 students last year to 132 students this year.

A breakdown of enrollment figures by grade is provided below for all seven Barry County school districts. The number in parentheses is the number enrolled in that grade at the start of the 2011-12 school year.

* Cassville: preschool, 62 (59); kindergarten, 149 (138); first grade, 140 (142); second grade, 130 (120); third grade, 120 (139); fourth grade, 140 (126); fifth grade, 127 (132); sixth grade, 134 (141); seventh grade, 141 (140); eighth grade, 155 (141); ninth grade, 153 (153); 10th grade, 151 (140); 11th grade, 137 (165); and 12th grade, 144 (120).

* Monett: preschool, 102 (103) kindergarten, 184 (188); first grade, 179 (191); second grade, 172 (171); third grade, 163 (183); fourth grade, 184 (189); fifth grade, 170 (193); sixth grade, 183 (185); seventh grade, 188 (193); eighth grade, 181 (172); ninth grade, 172 (187); 10th grade, 169 (163); 11th grade, 146 (153); and 12th grade, 149 (145).

* Shell Knob: kindergarten, 13 (16); first grade, 18 (19); second grade, 18 (11); third grade, 13 (10); fourth grade, 10 (20); fifth grade, 18 (17); sixth grade, 18 (16); seventh grade, 14 (12); and eighth grade, 10 (14).

* Purdy: kindergarten, 54 (39); first grade, 48 (61); second grade, 53 (54); third grade, 48 (43); fourth grade, 39 (38); fifth grade, 37 (47); sixth grade, 51 (55); seventh grade, 53 (44); eighth grade, 46 (46); ninth grade, 39 (54); 10th grade, 57 (63); 11th grade, 61 (58); and 12th grade, 62 (45).

* Exeter: kindergarten, 24 (28); first grade, 26 (21); second grade, 17 (33); third grade, 33 (37); fourth grade, 42 (21); fifth grade, 21 (22); sixth grade, 18 (28); seventh grade, 23 (31); eighth grade, 28 (30); ninth grade, 29 (34); 10th grade, 34 (30); 11th grade, 30 (24); and 12th grade, 19 (24).

* Southwest: kindergarten, 49 (65); first grade, 76 (53); second grade, 60 (63); third grade, 69 (62); fourth grade, 67 (79); fifth grade 77 (55); sixth grade, 62 (66); seventh grade, 77 (65); eighth grade, 73 (58); ninth grade, 61 (79); 10th grade, 59 (60); 11th grade, 58 (54); and 12th grade, 54 (66).

* Wheaton: kindergarten, 28 (36); first grade, 32 (28); second grade, 27 (24); third grade, 24 (30); fourth grade, 28 (29); fifth grade, 28 (34); sixth grade, 34 (37); seventh grade, 38 (34); eighth grade, 36 (29); ninth grade, 31 (28); 10th grade, 31 (39); 11th grade, 39 (43); and 12th grade, 43 (38).



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